We present a quasi-common-path interferometer with a double field of view (FOV). The laser beam of an imaging system is separated into three parts using three mirrors; the first and second beams are used to image two different areas of a sample, while the third beam functions as a reference beam. The reference beam is prepared by making clear area in a sample and projecting it on an image sensor. A double FOV is obtained by Fourier domain multiplexing, whereby two interferometric images corresponding to two different areas of a sample are modulated with two different spatial carrier frequencies. The feasibility of this technique is experimentally demonstrated by imaging two different areas of a test target with a single image sensor.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics